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Kelham Hall and Country Park

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General

  • Woodland camping with nature trails and wildlife
  • Directly opposite the stately home Kelham Hall
  • 44 acres of landscaped grounds

Now this is scenic camping… Kelham Hall and Country Park campsite near Newark in Nottinghamshire is within the country park of the former Victorian mansion of Kelham Hall: pile the family to this country estate for a look at how the other half lived.

Entrance is free to the (fab) hall itself and there are tearooms open daily serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, cakes drinks and Sunday lunch; an outdoor bar available most weekends during the summer months (subject to weather.)

But you might spend most of your time at Kelham roaming around the acres of landscaped grounds, woodland walks and pretty paths along the River Trent...There are nature trails for children, a playground, a riverside meadow to wander in, loads of space for ball games, and yet more places for private picnics or sitting and watching the wildlife.

Fishing and tennis are both available on site for an extra charge, as is a trailer tour (also fab) around the 44-acre estate's woodland, riverside meadow, sculpted gardens and secret monks' graveyard.

Kelham Hall and Country Park takes tents, tourers and motorhomes on its good-sized pitches, and has a shower and toilet block with refurbished shower cubicles. The campsite office sells drinks, ice cream and vending machine snacks; if you're not eating at the hall, a pub serving food is just outside the campsite gates.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Access to Kelham Hall and its state rooms, restaurant and bar, is usually free. During special events and private functions, however, the site is unable to guarantee access, or an entry fee may be applicable.

Please note that on busy periods such as bank holidays, you may be sited in the events field. This will be in a Rally format.


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6.6

Overall rating based on 711 reviews

 

65% would recommend this site to a friend.

65% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful site very clean grounds plenty of toilets around got ... 08/21/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christine K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful site very clean grounds plenty of toilets around got a choice of staying in a field on our own which we loved

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Happy! 08/20/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Open field

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Not coming back 08/19/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain Ana A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Kelham Hall

    Disliked: 

    The campsite is not well taken care of. The grass is too long, which means you get soaked when wet. There are pears and apples scattered everywhere, which attracts all kinds of insects, bees, wasps, etc.

    The toilets and showers were filthy, full of spiders and dirt.

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Really nice site, but the toilet/shower blocks let it down. 08/17/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelly B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really nice grounds and playground for the kids. Got to look around inside Kelham Hall too. Lots of space to pitch our tent and it never got overcrowded. Really nice place.

    Disliked: 

    The toilets and showers let it down and that's the reason I wouldn't go back. Lots of spiders, cobwebs and bugs in all the toilet/ shower blocks, as well as the toilets inside Kelham Hall. Such a shame. The kids hated going to the toilets because of it.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitche 08/17/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities, grounds, Country home very interesting and great food (Sunday Lunch).
    Also enjoyed seeing the jousting event taking place in the grounds.

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Large, flat pitches, friendly helpful staff who went the extra ... 08/17/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lucy g. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large, flat pitches, friendly helpful staff who went the extra mile.

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Filthy basic facilities. 08/16/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen_j215163 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Could pitch anywhere. Met by friendly member of staff. Good children's play area.

    Disliked: 

    Dirty toilet block and washing up facilities. They were not cleaned at all during our 3 day stay and were filthy after the weekend crowds. Abandoned beer cans in the sinks and cubicles locked after revellers decided to lock them and climb out. Wouldn't return.

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Will return 😀 08/15/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The setting

    Disliked: 

    Should be able to tour the house

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Plenty of space and the children found lots to do. 08/15/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom GaryBudd Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Plenty of space and the children found lots to do.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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excellent site showers and toilets are clean great place to stay 08/15/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard_w279714 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
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    amazing place to stay everything deno the warden is great
    thankyou

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    nothing all the comments that are left are nonesense
    thankyou

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

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Restrooms

Shower available

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Utilities

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Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

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Very large (over 200 sites)

Location

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  • Main Road Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, NG23 5QX
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0900°N 0.8475°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newark on Trent: The Wharf Coach Stop — 2.7 kilometres
Bingham: White Lion Coach Stop — 17.1 kilometres
North Hykeham (Lincs): Station Road Coach Stop — 20.0 kilometres
Train stations
Newark Castle Rail Station — 2.6 kilometres
Newark North Gate Rail Station — 3.3 kilometres
Rolleston Rail Station — 4.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 82.1 kilometres
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 43.7 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 44.8 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 45.3 kilometres

Directions


From the A1 south
Exit the A1 at the A46 Newark/Lincoln turnoff. At the top of the slip road turn left and drive 100 yards to the roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout, then drive half a mile down the bypass to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto the A617 Mansfield road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

From the A1 north
Exit the A1 at the A46 Newark/Lincoln turnoff. At the top of the slip road turn right. Drive 100 yards to the roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout, then drive half a mile down the bypass to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto A617 Mansfield road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

From the M1 north and Mansfield
Exit the M1 at Junction 28. Take the A38 into Mansfield, then pick up the signs for the A617 Newark. About 18 miles on is the village of Kelham (about 2 miles before Newark). The site is on the right, at the beginning of the village and well signposted.

From the M1 south and Nottingham
Exit the M1 at Junction 21a (just north of Leicester). Follow the signs for Newark A46. On the approach to Newark, take the A46 Lincoln road (modern bypass), not the town centre signs. One mile along at the big roundabout, take the first exit, for the A617 Mansfield Road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

Near Newark look out for yellow roadside Partizan signs.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

If you're feeling swottily historical after mugging up on the history of Kelham Hall, piles more historic houses are around Newark, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, like Newark Castle, the country estate of Rufford Abbey and much-recommended The Workhouse at Southwell, the most complete Victorian workhouse still left in the country.

At Lincoln, about half an hour's drive from Newark, most visitors make for Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral and the Medieval Bishop's Palace – joint tickets are available for the castle and cathedral, or you can buy a ticket to see the castle and Magna Carta exhibition, or one to have a walk along the massive Norman walls.

Back at Newark, a nicely eclectic mix of regular shows and events are among the 500 annual events at Newark Showground, such as antiques and collectors' fairs, vintage vehicle days, concerts and the Nottinghamshire County Show.

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (19.1 kilometres)
  • Belvoir Castle (22.1 kilometres)
  • Belton House (22.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (6.2 kilometres)
  • Grantham House (23.8 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Kelham Hall and Country Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Kelham Hall and Country Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Additional terms

Access to Kelham Hall and its state rooms, restaurant and bar, is usually free. During special events and private functions, however, the site is unable to guarantee access, or an entry fee may be applicable.

Dogs are allowed in the outside areas only, with the exception of guide dogs which are also allowed into the main building.

Please note fishing is not available between 15/03 and 15/06.

Wifi is available at hotspots throughout the site and grounds.

If you wish to keep your pitches together, it is highly recommended that you book all pitches under one name. Booking under the same name allows a speedier checkin at busy periods for larger groups.

Please note that on busy periods such as bank holidays, you may be sited in the events field. This will be in a Rally format.

Also, it is not always possible to pitch a non-electric and an electric pitch next to each other.

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